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Changing Climate: Deep Oceans Off Alaska Face Existential Threat

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

If deep oceans covered an area only the size of the state of Alaska, then humans have so far explored in detail only about 2,400 square feet -- enough space to park seven or eight cars.

Lynne Peeples

Heavy Rain, Old Pipes, More People: A 'Perfect Storm' For Sewer Overflows | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

In the middle of last month's record heat wave, New York City warned its residents against cooling off in their local waterways. A four-alarm blaze ha...

Lynne Peeples

The Best And Worst Beaches In The U.S. | Lynne Peeples | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

Before you head to the beach this Fourth of July weekend, no doubt you will check the forecast for any impending bad weather. But to avoid some potent...

Green News Report: April 5, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.05.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking: '...

Dead Zones, Now in More Frightening Detail!

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

2011-03-10-hypoxia.jpg A new interactive map of oceanic dead zones charts hundreds of areas across the globe where sewage and fertilizer runoff have created areas virtually uninhabitable for most marine life.

Westchester Dumped 4 Million Gallons Of Sewage In Hudson

Gothamist | [1] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bleccch: Westchester County dumped 4.4 million gallons of treated sewage into the Hudson River last month--and didn't say a word, according to the Jou...

Obama Will Award Presidential Medal to NRDC Founder John Adams

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

In order to grasp all that John has accomplished, you have to remember what America was like 40 years ago -- raw sewage floated through cities and waterways were so polluted they caught on fire.

Re-Envisioning the Chicago River: Carp and Courts Update Our Thinking

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

We could be on the verge of significant action regarding the Chicago River. And, what do we have to thank for that, besides decades of hard work from lots of folks? Carp and courts.

Iraqi Citizens Angry With U.S. Combat Troop Withdrawal Amid Current Living Conditions

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

But the rosy "rebranding" of the conflict, as some have called it, is hardly playing well in the bazaars of Baghdad and other embattled cities and tow...

PHOTOS: True Halloween Horrors -- Scary Toxic Lagoons

The Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Hold your nose and run for cover! Many people think that waste from mining, nuclear power, and even sewage is out of sight, out of mind. Not so much...

A Dozen Threats to Your Water on the 38th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Pollution prevention, efficiency, conservation, reuse, doing things locally and in a distributed and decentralized manner are all core principles for moving forward with water and other natural resources.

New York's Best And Worst Smells | By Trevor Kapp, Irving Dejohn, Mark Morales and Christrina Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A beautiful summer's day is like a breath of fresh air for New Yorkers -- or maybe not. As the mercury rises across New York, so do the odors emanati...

Green News Report: July 6, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: A solar boost...

DIA Sewage Spill: Denver Airport Dumps

Big Green Boulder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Neglected At A Cost To Health

The New York Times | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jennifer Hall-Massey knows not to drink the tap water in her home near Charleston, W.Va. In fact, her entire family tries to avoid any contact wit...

A Surprise Way to Keep Our Beaches Clean: Pass a Climate Bill

Nancy Stoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Stoner

What does an energy bill have to do with beachwater? An awful lot, it turns out, because global warming poses an immediate risk to nearly every town and city beach across the country.

Tips for a Healthy Trip to the Beach this Memorial Day

Nancy Stoner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Stoner

Before you dip into the water, you should be aware that swimming at your local beach can make you sick.

An Easy, Green Choice for Los Angeles City Attorney

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

As a City Council member, Jack Weiss has a record overall on the environment that is excellent based on any measure.Environmental attorneys in Los Angeles like David Beckman and me support Jack Weiss.

Half Of US Sewage Sludge Ends Up On Crops: So?

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Three hundred million Americans head to the restroom multiple times a day. The amount of sludge produced staggers the mind--7 million dry tons per yea...

Watch Flamingo Chicks Flutter Via Live Cam

Treehugger | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Kamfers Dam, a large wetland near Kimberley, South Africa, is one of only four places in the whole of Africa where the spectacular Lesser Flamingo bre...

Iraq Sewage System A $100 Million Failure, US Inspectors Say

NY Times | JAMES GLANZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A huge American-financed wastewater treatment plant in the desert city of Falluja, which United States troops assaulted twice to root out insurgents i...

Human Waste Used By 200 Million Farmers, Study Says

National Geographic | Tasha Eichenseher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Facing water shortages and escalating fertilizer costs, farmers in developing countries are using raw sewage to irrigate and fertilize nearly 49 milli...

Life Cycle: Shit Happens

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Despite being chemically treated, sewage water is still rife with birth-control, anti-depressants and other pharmaceuticals we once ingested.

Friday Talking Points [37] -- Welcome, New Readers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

McCain flip-flops on torture, tax cuts, the religious right, Roe v. Wade, lobbyists, gay marriage, creationism, Iraq, talking to enemies, and just about any other subject you care to name.